About the institute

Republican State Enterprise on the Right of Economic Management “Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction” of the Committee of Forestry and Wildlife of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Institute was founded in 1932. It includes the 103.6 hectares of the Main Botanical Garden, as well as the Zhezkazgan Botanical Garden (ZhBG) and Iliysky Botanical Garden (IBG). The territory is designated as a protected area of national significance.

As stated in the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dated July 7, 2006 No. 175-III, “On Specially Protected Natural Territories” and “The List of Specially Protected Natural Territories of National Significance”, approved by Government Decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan on July 19, 2005 No. 776, the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction Main Botanic Garden and its branches, the Zhezkazgan and Iliysky Botanical Gardens, are considered protected areas of national significance. Accordingly, the specified organizations fall under the jurisdiction of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Specially Protected Natural Territories”.

According to this law, the State Botanical Garden is a protected area with the status of an environmental conservation and scientific organization. As such, it is designated for research and scientific developments in the conservation, protection, reproduction, and use of flora, including rare and endangered plant species.